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Thomas Francis RYAN

Regimental number4291
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address90 West Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Ryan, 90 West Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations 29th and 31st August, 1916, this lad was in charge of the Battalion runners. He carried out the duties of a runner in addition to his supervision of the remainder, and rendered most valuable service. No shell fire was too hot for RYAN, who, with complete disregard of danger, would go through the heaviest fire at any hour of the day or night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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